The 26 August 2011 finally come out a well written and positive article by Simona Lamonaca about Art in virtual worlds related to Real Life on VOGUE (Italia) newspaper with my photo about my installation work in Second Life that I did for the Fine Arts Brera Academy, Polytechnic and ATM transports in Milan and presented in RAI television in december 2010.

In the article and illustrations the mentioned artists are:  Bryn Oh, Rose Borchovski, Peter Greenawayillustrations: Merlino Mayo, Cutea Benelli and Blotto Epsilon.

The mentioned institutions, museums, universities and galleries, etc. are: Canadian government (Ontario Arts Council O.A.C.), MiC (Museums of Rome), Academy of Brera (Fine Arts Academy in Milan) MIND (Milan network for design), Polytechnic (University of Milan), UWA (University of Western Australian), ArtSpace UTSA (University of Texas), and Spencer Museum of Art ( University of Kansas), Parco della Musica (in Rome), and the Teatro Arcimboldi (TAM in Milan), Imparafacile Ning, ArteLibera.

VOGUE Italy edition article

The paper article



– An english translation of the article can be found here on Bryn Oh Blog

– A short article version on the website VOGUE.it

– The first presentation of the project for Fine Arts Academy of Brera  “The Metro of Milan meets virtual worlds (1st Part)”

   Merlino Mayo project description for Brera Academy.

– The presentation in Live Television of the project “The Metro of Milan meets virtual worlds (2nd Part) ON AIR – RAI Television”.

– Bryn Oh won a Canadian Governative OAC Media Artists Emerging Program (the story of it on her blog)

Videos from Bryn Oh:



http://museiincomuneroma.wordpress.com/ (managed by Mexi Lane, aka Marina Bellini)

http://imparafacile.ning.com/ (managed by Imparafacile Runo, aka Giovanni Dalla Bona)

http://www.artelibera.biz/ (Arte Libera managed Simba Schuman and Storm Blauvelt)

– The University of Western Australia
A blog for the University of Western Australia (UWA) presence on Second Life. A post about the Vogue’s article.

“The Blue Planet” Show  at TAM Theatre Arcimboldi  and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma – Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke with music by Goran Bregovic

Videos from Rose Borchovsky:

WHY IS THERE SOMETHING Susa Bubble Part 5: Greek Myth, The Battle of the Gods



Trailer: Een dag uit het leven-Kasteel Amerongen/ A day in the life of Castle Amerongen -1680

– VOGUE (Italy Edition) on WebMagazine: http://www.vogue.it/ http://www.vogue.it/magazineThe Cover of September Avant-Garde by Steven Meisel subject Ethel Granger (1905-1982) photographer Stella Tennant

Merlino Mayo (Italy) & Abstract Baroque (UK) each took home the $L20,000 prizes for winning the inaugural Scien@Art Physics 2010 Competition

Final prizegiving was 13/06/2010 – 17.00 (Europe TIME) – 08.00 PDT/SLT
CSW ISLAND di MarkWD Helendale e Aliza Karu

Scien&Art is a Project from Talete Flanagan (Second Physics) and Marjorie Fargis (SL Art)
made in collaboration with Experience Italy (Mexi Lane), UWA (Jayjay Zifanwe), Open Science (Noke Yakuza), Alpine Executive Center (Sunset Quinnell), CSW ISLAND (MarkWD Helendale) e USMP (Maximo Eames). The project born from the idea to link two big issues:  Art and Science.

The target is to bring the artists to express through their creativity from Science’s concepts and to help scientists to comunicate in a creative way.
This first edition of the contest was dedicated to the Physic and was divided into 6 categories: Atom, Big Bang, Cosmic Rays, Electricity, Nanotechnologies and Strings.

Science Giury was:

Talete Flanagan (chair)
Patio Plasma
Sunset  Quinell
Girdano Burnestein
Caledonian Hero
Albert Upsilon aka Mauro Francaviglia (president of SEGRAM ) as RL member

the winners into the “Science” section into each category:

Jess Oranos – ELETTRICITA’……………… vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
Abstract Baroque – STRINGHE ………….. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
Merlino Mayo – RAGGI COSMICI……….. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
pol jarvinen – ATOMO ………………………. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
Dixit Writer – BIG BANG……………………. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$
FreeWee Ling – NANOTECNOLOGIE…. vincitore del premio di 1.000 L$

The artistic giury was:

Marjorie Fargis – SL Art co-owner (a writer in RL)
Mexi Lane – Experience Italy (art expert in RL)
JayJay Zifanwe – UWA (UWA Manager RL)
Aneli Abeyante – Artists Gallery
Noke Yuitza – Open Science owner (Open Science curator RL)
Adam Grau – Ad Opera owner (artist in RL)

the 6 winners into the “Artistic” section into each category:

pol jarvinen – ATOMO………………………………………..category winner
Kolor Fall – NANOTECNOLOGIE ……………………….category winner prize 1.000 L$
Merlino Mayo – RAGGI COSMICI ………………………category winner
Jess Oranos – ELETTRICITA’ …………………………….category winner
Mila Thatam Rodroguez Imago – STRINGHE ……. category winner prize 1.000 L$
MOsMax Hax – BIG BANG ………………………………. category winner prize 1.000 L$

The two giury decided the best of final artists in both sections and decided the best Scien&Art Ed. 1 – 2010 – Physic – is assigned to: Merlino Mayo (Italy)

Mexi Lane said:
“he found the adaptation of his humanoid prototype also in this issue, building an egg where ‘the stone man’ float into the space, shooted from burning cosmic rays.
The genius is into the absence, into the essential and in the simplicity where Merlino Mayo can to target the contest theme, using a ricorrent element into his works. As a “real” contemporary artist.”

from UWA blog post:

“Merlino Mayo (Italy) & Abstract Baroque (UK) each took home the $L20,000 prizes for winning the inaugural Scien@Art Physics 2010 Competition, challenging all of Second Life to create 3D art objects incorporating Physics principles across a number of categories, Atom, String Theory, Nanotechnology, Big Bang, Electricity and Atom.”


a recent intersting article ita language:

SCIEN-ART: Arte e Scienza si incontrano in Second Life


and again from UWA:

“These 2 winning pieces, also automatically qualify for the Grand Prize Round of the UWA 3D Art & Design Challenge, which will take place across the month of September 2010.

The Scien&Art Physics competition, also awarded prizes for each of the 6 categories, with a winner selected representing the best scientific interpretation of the theme, as well as the best artistic representation of the theme. Notably, Pol Jarvinen, Jess Oranos & Merlino Mayo won both the best scientific and best artistic interpretation of their categories. The winners of each category are as follows:

Atom – Pol Jarvinen
Electricity – Jess Oranos
Cosmic Rays – Merlino mayo
String Theory – Abstract Baroque
Big Bang – Dixit Writer
Nanotechnology – FreeWee Ling

Atom – Pol Jarvinen
Electricity – Jess Oranos
Cosmic Rays – Merlino mayo
String Theory – Mila Thatam & Rodriguez Imako
Big Bang – MosMax Hax
Nanotechnology – Kolor Fall Posted by UWA in SL at 7:35 PM




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